How to create the gettext catalog without creating a c file:
./tsmarty2c.php <file|directory> | xgettext -C /dev/stdin
It was great if this could be added to the documentation!
you may have not noticed by the project just go a new owner :)
its forge is here https://forge.fusiondirectory.org/projects/smarty3-i18n and i was about to look at all the patches and include them if worthwhile.
Could i ask you to take an account there and submit all your patches so we can include it.
We already published a 1.0 with some of the patches we collected